BECOMING by Michelle Obama
Former American First Lady Michelle Obama shares her own story in this warm and honest memoir. Powerful and intimate, the work features anecdotes and deeply personal stories from her childhood on the south side of Chicago, through to her career, motherhood, life in the White House and beyond.
From one of the most iconic, inspirational and compelling women of our era, Becoming ($49.99) is a must-read – with its message of empowerment, finding your voice and your courage, and embarking on the journey to become the person you aspire to be.
Says Michelle, “It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life.”
RHS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN DESIGN editor-in-chief Chris Young
Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden-design experts. Whether you’re looking to revive a tired flower bed or are aiming for a complete design overhaul, the Encyclopedia of Garden Design ($65) will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality.
PAST TENSE the new Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child
A simple quest to discover the country town where Reacher’s long-lost father grew up spirals into an adventure that keeps you guessing at every turn in Past Tense ($32.99). What are the town folk trying to cover up? And who would ever want to stand in the way of Jack Reacher?
THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
The Bright family will win you over as salt-of-the-earth Aussies, doing their best to keep their property running. However, they all seem to have skeletons (or is that ghosts?) in the closet, and soon you start to question your first impressions. The Lost Man ($32.99) is a tightly woven, chilling thriller.
THE FAST 800 by Dr Michael Mosley
Five years ago, Dr Mosley started a health revolution around the incredible power of intermittent fasting. Since then science has told us even more and now, in The Fast 800 ($29.99), he brings you the ultimate guide to fasting, weight loss and long-term good health, and the magic number of calories: 800.